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A Symphony Played Entirely with Bicycle Sounds

A Symphony Played Entirely with Bicycle Sounds

When you think about music, and musical compositions, chances are bicycles don’t even enter your mind. After all, hundreds and hundreds of years of musical instrument inventions have given us a huge range of different types of instruments that are now well established and well practiced, and they mostly don’t include our humble two-wheeled cycles. But there’s another type of musical composition that often doesn’t get any attention (except from other composers), which is “found sound”, or music made with the sounds of everyday objects. Johnnyrandom is an innovative composer that uses everyday items to create musical compositions, and his… read more

The Art Of Bicycle Crafting

The Art Of Bicycle Crafting

Bicycles have remained a popular form of transportation for centuries. Before mass production, they were made of available materials. In 1790 the first recorded bicycle design surfaced. It was made of wood and resembled a scooter. Then in 1816 a follow up to the original was constructed by another inventor which featured a steering bar and 2 wheels that were the same size. However, there was still an addition that was needed to propel the bicycle into popularity – pedals. Reportedly an inventor named Kirkpatrick MacMillan came up with the first foot pedal design, but this upgraded version did not… read more

Pedal-Powered Energy for Everyday Power Needs

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In our quest for more sustainable power options, there have been quite a few recent high-tech innovations that harness the power of the sun, the wind, and even waves, but for an incredibly efficient method of providing human-scale energy, it might just be time to look backward a bit. The humble bicycle is one of the most efficient machines ever invented, with an efficiency rate of about 97%, which pretty much blows the other options out of the water, at least on a small scale. And now a couple of guys want to bring pedal power to the masses –… read more

A Keyless Smart Bike Lock: LOCK8

A Keyless Smart Bike Lock: LOCK8

With more and more of us riding our bikes each day, the need inevitably arises for a better bike lock, and one that is not only secure, but that can also help us track down our bike in the event that it does get stolen. And because so many of us also own a smartphone, integrating a high-tech bike lock with a smartphone solution just makes sense. With the coming of the LOCK8, billed as the “world’s first smart bike lock”, that solution is on its way. Combining a secure bicycle lock with a keyless system that can not only… read more

Smart Wheel Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike

Smart Wheel Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike

Make the most of your time and energy while riding your bike with the addition of a pedal-assist electric motor, which can be installed as easily as mounting a wheel. The FlyKly Smart Wheel can turn any bicycle into an electric bike, by taking the place of the rear wheel and offering a speed boost while reducing the energy needed to propel the bike through the streets. “Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust… read more

Its Electric, Now It’s Not With Rubbee For Bikes

Its Electric, Now It’s Not With Rubbee For Bikes

Bicyclists beware. There’s a cool conversion just around the corner you may want to keep your eyes on. The Rubbee Drive is a rechargeable system that easily converts standard bicycles to electric ones, then back to basic wheelers. An alternative to e-bikes, the Rubbee’s friction drive component can be attached onto the seat of most conventional bikes and electrical currents give the rider a push with an energy transfer rate of 96%. Designed to be uncomplicated, after an initial installation the transformation can happen in well under a minute. The equipment can be effortlessly mounted or taken off and powered up or… read more

The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

When you need to get around in the city, sometimes one option isn’t enough. A bike is great way to travel in some areas, while a motorcycle will let you travel greater distances without a whole lot of energy input from the rider. But now you can have the best of both worlds, with the Greyp, a transportation option that lets you pedal it like a standard bike when you want to, but ride it like an electric motorcycle when that’s called for. The Greyp G-12 can either be pedaled manually, with electric assist, or hit up to 65 km/h… read more

World’s First Bamboo Electric Mountain Bike

World's First Bamboo Electric Mountain Bike

Bamboo is an amazing renewable resource, as it’s not only capable of being used for everything from flooring to food to fiber (textiles and paper) to construction, but because it’s one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, groves of bamboo can be rapidly replenished. And now there’s yet another bamboo product on the market, this time the frame of an electrically-powered mountain bike, from E-Wheels, “The Beast”. While bamboo-framed bikes aren’t new, an electric mountain bike made from bamboo certainly is, and E-Wheels claims theirs is the “world’s first electric bamboo mountain bike”. Featuring a powerful (250W) motor from… read more

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Bicycled Project Creates Recycled Bikes from Old Cars

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Cars are incredibly useful to our modern lives, but they also happen to be polluting resource hogs with limited life spans, and in our quest for a greener world, it would be great if they could be repurposed as a cleaner mode of transportation. At the end of its life, an automobile can be parted out, crushed and recycled, or used as lawn art (hey, it happens). But a better way to use some of them might be to turn them into bicycles, as the Bicycled project aims to do. The brainchild of a Spanish creative firm, LOLA Madrid, the… read more